Author's Rights

John Lazzaro lazzaro at boom.CS.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Dec 28 18:24:44 EST 1992


In article <92363.150041FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA> <FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA> writes:
>
>  The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA [..]
> The remedy would be simply for the academy to require that members
> NOT submit papers from their own laboratories, or on behalf of those with whom
> they have a personal relationship which might lead to bias.
>

I disagree.  PNAS has served well through the years as a platform for
timely and often controversial science, largely due to its publication
rules. If someone is deserving of membership in the National Academy,
they certainly can be trusted with editorial control over 24 pages a
year in a respected journal.  I view it as a collective platform for
the scientific viewpoints of senior science, not as a traditional
journal.



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